Santa Ana, Calif. – The International Longshore & Warehouse Southern California District Council (ILWU SCDC) have endorsed Joe Dunn for California’s 46th Congressional District, announced the Dunn campaign.
“We see everyday the imbalance between goods coming into the country and what we export,” said Cathy Familathe, President of the ILWU SCDC. “Joe Dunn will stand up for working families to protect U.S. jobs from being shipped overseas and help grow our local economy.”
The ILWU SCDC represents workers at our ports and warehouses who help keep our economy moving, including longshore workers who discharge cargo, marine clerks who track the flow of cargo, marine foremen who oversee the safe conduct of business on the docks, port guards and watchmen, office clerical workers, inland boat operators, and the port pilots who guide in ocean-going vessels.
Joe has also recently earned support from other prominent unions representing Orange County’s middle class, including the Service Employees International Union, UNITE HERE, United Farm Workers, Operating Engineers, California Association of Highway Patrolmen, Orange County Employees Association, Orange County Young Democrats, and the Orange County Attorney’s Association.
Joe Dunn has thirty years of experience standing up to the establishment, and holding big corporations and government bureaucracies accountable to Orange County’s middle-class families. He’s empowered communities through the legal system to stop polluters and fought price-gouging drug companies. He investigated Enron and other unethical energy companies manipulating prices. He took on oil companies ripping off consumers at the gas pump and stood up to gun manufacturers to make our neighborhoods safer.
Joe fought to secure millions of dollars from tobacco companies to be used for local health care services and community clinics. While heading the California Medical Association, Joe worked with physicians to help broaden access to affordable health care for Californians.
Joe lives with his wife, Diane, in their Santa Ana home of nearly twenty years. They have two adult children, Sarah and John. California’s 46th congressional district includes the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, and Santa Ana.